6:28 pm - 01/04/2019

"King of Masked Singer"-format sold to over 20 different countries + ratings for US-premiere are out

source: OH_mes, naver, hollywoodreporter

'The Masked Singer' on FOX had its premiere yesterday and was watched by 9.4 million people (3.0 A18-49 rating), meaning it was the highest rated unscripted series launch on TV in seven years (since The X Factor in 2011). Omona, did you watch? How was it?
adlyeith 4th-Jan-2019 05:54 pm (UTC)
I watched it, and I loved the detail and craftsmanship of the costumes. I actually thought it was really good, and I guessed pretty close on the person unmasked lol
fadeintoyou 4th-Jan-2019 06:27 pm (UTC)

The costumes were great. Very elaborate. There were dancers which I don’t know why but that caught me off guard. It was alright. None of the contestants so far really wow me singing wise.

eelgirl13 4th-Jan-2019 07:31 pm (UTC)
i didn't have a chance to watch it yet but my mom did and she said she enjoyed it which is surprising bc she hates all reality(?? variety?? idk how to categorize it) shows that aren't americas got talent

now can "i can see your voice" get an US version too as much as i'm not a fan of US remakes that is one show i want to see interpreted and also cause i'm addicted to that show and i've watched the so many of the korean versions episodes over and over
dior_chic 4th-Jan-2019 09:53 pm (UTC)
I haven’t watched - not sure if I will, the judges seem annoying. But I’m glad to see it do well. It was Rme-worthy on Ontd seeing people going on and on how stupid this and how it would fail, it’s like - oh, y’all wrong again. Especially like it was repeatedly mentioned that it did well in Korea, maybe not immediately write it off?
lil_poisonfrog 5th-Jan-2019 04:06 am (UTC)
That irked me too. It's fine if the concept doesn't interest you but maybe don't immediately insult something just because it's unfamiliar to you. That's ontd for you tho
lostintheechoes 5th-Jan-2019 12:22 am (UTC)
i watched! it was quite entertaining...

[the peacock is...] donny osmond
reader17 5th-Jan-2019 01:22 am (UTC)
I didn't get to watch it I thought it was on next week. But I did go to youtube and watched the clips of the singers to see if I could guess who they were. If I remember next week I may try to watch it.
b1gay4 5th-Jan-2019 03:46 am (UTC)
I like this because I think I can count on there being no blackface masks/costumes with this version.
lizanka23 6th-Jan-2019 12:45 am (UTC)
what?? they actually had blackface on the korean one? hopefully not too recently. did they apologize?
b1gay4 6th-Jan-2019 03:52 am (UTC)
It was maybe two-ish years ago, singer Crush went on the show and his costume was of a popular character that was a literal caricature of Black people with a mask. No apology despite international viewer flack.

The show has also featured numerous celebrities with apology-less racist pasts (and presents) but that’s another story. I was set to make a sequel to the omona original talking about this but never got to it, and there are plenty more to be added to the list now..
lil_poisonfrog 5th-Jan-2019 04:10 am (UTC)
I might watch this if the judging panel wasn't so terrible. They need to boot McCarthy and Thicke stat and get some real celebs like the Voice has. Shouldn't be too hard if the ratings hold up.

Also, they should be getting people known for singing, otherwise it's way too hard to guess...how in the hell am I supposed to know what NFL players can sing??? The idea is for the performances to be worth tuning into, the entertainment value isn't only in the guessing, that's what I've always sensed about the Korean version at least
dropit87 5th-Jan-2019 10:43 am (UTC)
I agree with this whole comment
lizanka23 6th-Jan-2019 12:46 am (UTC)
i agree. it could be a good platform for up and coming artists that aren't total nobodies but at the same time not super famous
lizanka23 6th-Jan-2019 12:49 am (UTC)
the masks are super awesome but i wish they stuck to actual singers and performers with no other celebrities like it was said before. of course if they are musical actors that's ok too. the costumes are really awesome and i'm glad they' re including dancing too
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